Effectively implement comprehensive anti-money laundering regulations 'Handbook of Anti-Money Laundering' details the most up-to-date regulations and provides practical guidance toward implementation. While most books focus on the regulations themselves, this useful guide goes further by explaining their meaning to bank operations, and how the rules apply to real-life scenarios. The international perspective provides a broader understanding of the anti-money laundering controls that are in place worldwide, with certain country-specific details discussed in-depth. Coverage includes the Wolfsberg Principles, Financial Action Task Force guidance, the U.S. Patriot Act, and the latest from both the EU and Bank for International Settlements. The IMF estimates that two to five per cent of the global GDP - $590 billion to $1.5 trillion - is laundered every year. Globally, banks and other financial institutions have been required to put in place specific arrangements to prevent and detect money laundering and the criminal activity that underlies it. This book provides the latest regulations and guidance toward application. Understand what money laundering regulations mean in practice Reference international and country-specific rules and regulations Get up to speed on the most current regulations and practices Implement the most effective anti-money laundering measures In response to the increased monitoring and regulation, money launderers have become more sophisticated at disguising the source of their funds. Financial institutions' employees must be ever more aware of what they're facing, and how to deal with it, making actionable guidance a critical companion to any regulatory information. For financial institutions seeking more thorough understanding and practical advice, the 'Handbook of Anti-Money Laundering' is a comprehensive guide. Money laundering is one of the few global growth industries that seem to be prospering at present. Consequently, regulatory structures have been developing and the quality of investigation improving, leading in turn to an increase in prosecutions. The 'Handbook of Anti Money Laundering' provides many examples of cases where prosecutions have been successful. The reader will understand the key issues, associated risks and regulatory requirements surrounding money laundering and terrorist financing. The book also offers practical advice on compliance, identifying a number of approaches that financial institutions can adopt to deter money laundering and to identify terrorist financing. As well as being a useful reference for individuals, the 'Handbook of Anti Money Laundering' should be used in financial institutions to raise people's knowledge of key requirements and expectations, ensuring firms comply with local and global rules and regulations. A PRACTICAL, INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON PREVENTING FINANCIAL CRIME According to the International Monetary Fund, between 2% and 5% of global GDP is laundered each year. Money laundering is a serious threat: it underpins criminality and terrorism, and can even jeopardise economic stability. Detecting and halting this type of activity, and preventing it from occurring in future, are top priorities. The 'Handbook of Anti Money Laundering' provides all of the basic information necessary to understand the key issues and the regulatory framework, and gives practical advice on compliance. The market for money laundering and terrorist financing is, by its nature, global and, while different rules and regulations are implemented into local legislation, it is the global standards which underpin all of these local requirements. Therefore, such global standards as exist at the time of writing are included within the book, along with individual country profiles of all of the major global financial centres. The 'Handbook of Anti Money Laundering' also includes numerous examples of money laundering cases, and provides detailed references to all the relevant rules and regulations, enabling the reader to seek out further information if required. Coupled with its international perspective, this makes the 'Handbook of Anti Money Laundering' an indispensable resource for anyone with AML responsibilities.